Muddying the Waters: ABC Misleads Viewers on AG Barr’s Testimony
April 9th, 2019 9:19 PM
In a hearing that was originally slotted to be about the Justice Department’s budget, Attorney General William Barr was grilled on Tuesday by House Democrats about the Special Counsel Report. He told Congress that he asked Robert Mueller to review his letter (which Mueller declined), but not to help him prepare it. During ABC’s World News Tonight, congressional correspondent Mary…
NYT Hails Joy Reid, 'Hero of the Resistance,' Downplays Anti-Gay Posts
February 11th, 2018 8:55 AM
The front of the New York Times Sunday Styles section features a profile of MSNBC host Joy Reid, “A Hero of the Resistance,” by Laura Holson. The online headline’s subhead: “The daughter of immigrants, she spars fiercely with supporters of President Trump, both on the air and in the Twitter ether.” How original! It was quite the change from Holson…
AP: Jeb Bush Is Responsible for Jobs Lost Under Charlie Crist
August 7th, 2015 4:00 PM
The Associated Press seems determined to become even worse at "fact-checking" politicians' statements than Politifact, the current cellar-dwellar in that regard. At the rate things are going, the wire service, in addition to richly earning its nickname "the Administration's Press" since January 2009, appears to be in line for yet another: "Associated Politifact.…
CBS: Fla., Wisc. Gov. Races Represent ‘Referendum’ on GOP 'Playbook'
November 3rd, 2014 9:58 PM
On Monday’s CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker opined during a roundtable discussion that Tuesday’s governor’s elections in Florida and Wisconsin featuring incumbent Republican Governors Rick Scott and Scott Walker (respectively) will be “a referendum on” the “policies” that the two have…
Press Covers For Crist Excuses For Florida's Jobs Freefall In His Era
October 22nd, 2014 8:40 PM
At their debate Tuesday night, former Florida governor (2007-2010), former Republican (1974-2010), former independent (2010-2012) and current Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist got out the crying towel over why the Sunshine State's economy was so bad on his watch. He also refused to acknowledge that incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott deserves any credit for the state…
WashPost Describes Charlie Crist's Bizarre Obsession With Sweat
October 21st, 2014 10:19 AM
While most of the MSM has focused on Florida governor Rick Scott for somehow being unreasonable for objecting to challenger Charlie Crist breaking the debate rules to place a fan between his legs, the Washington Post provides us with some insight as to Crist's bizarre obsession with preventing sweat at all costs.
Matthews Tells Charlie Crist: ’You Got To Beat This Guy’ Rick Scott
October 17th, 2014 12:22 PM
Charlie Crist, Republican turned Independent turned Democrat, is challenging Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) in the upcoming November election and on Thursday night he was treated to a softball interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews following the “Fangate” controversy from a recent gubernatorial debate with his Republican opponent. Appearing on Hardball, Matthews obnoxiously…
CBS, NBC Again Cover 'Fangate’; Ignore Apology from Debate Officials
October 16th, 2014 10:54 PM
CBS and NBC continued on Thursday night to harp on the so-called refusal of Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott to initially debate his opponent, Democrat and former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, on Wednesday because of Crist’s usage of a fan that broke the rules of the debate.
After each of the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) mentioned it on their morning newscasts, the…
Networks Jump On ‘Fangate’: ‘Awkward Moment That’s Blowing Up Online'
October 16th, 2014 10:58 AM
On Thursday morning, all three network morning shows hyped Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott’s refusal to appear on stage for a scheduled debate with his Democratic opponent, former Governor Charlie Crist, due to the appearance of an unapproved fan. Despite the “big three” enthusiastically covering the Republican governor’s “Fangate” episode, the networks…
Charlie Crist's Boss Caught in Wild 'Choom' Rant
September 8th, 2014 9:39 PM
Be careful. Be very, very careful.
When the boss of Charlie Crist screams foul language at what appears to be a a 420 Reefer Madness rally of the Choom Gang it is okay to report it on the news. However, what is taboo is to mention Charlie Crist's connection to his own boss, John Morgan, at the law firm of Morgan & Morgan where Crist serves not only as a rainmaker but receives big…
Howler of the Night From Politico: Charlie Crist As a Former 'Rock-Rib
August 26th, 2014 11:45 PM
Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie won the state's Democratic gubernatorial primary tonight.
In his writeup on Crist's defeat of an overmatched challenger, the Politico's James Hohmann wrote that "Only four years ago Crist was a governor who had run for office as a rock-ribbed conservative." That wording is a bit too clever. One might argue that Hohmann is merely…
Robo Calls: Tampa Bay Times Political Editor Discovers Charlie Crist
August 12th, 2014 5:15 PM
What a lowdown dirty campaign trick!
Democrat primary voters in Florida have been receiving robo calls from someone purporting to be gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist taking positions antithetical to the beliefs of most liberals. Obviously this was designed to harm Crist and many Democrats on the receiving end of the call complained that it must have been an imposter on the line.…
WashPost Tilts Left on Front Page: Scott Walker's Name Is Mud, Charlie
February 20th, 2014 8:56 AM
Is The Washington Post a rag for liberal Democrats? It’s certainly striving for that reputation today. On the front page (above the fold) is this story, trying to ruin another GOP presidential hopeful like Chris Christie: “Gov. Walker, eyeing 2016, faces fallout from probes: Release of ex-aide’s e-mails could stall rise of national Republican.”
Meanwhile, on the front…
MSNBC's Reid Treats Florida Democrat to Tough Interview in Order to Bo
November 5th, 2013 7:29 PM
The day after suggesting that Democratic primary voters in Florida should vote for turncoat Charlie Crist to better ensure the chances of taking back the governor's mansion, MSNBC substitute host Joy-Ann Reid conducted a short and rather tense interview with Nan Rich, a former state senate minority leader. You may recall that Reid suggested yesterday it would be "toxic" for…